Mario Pretorius, Chief Executive Officer, Telemasters

Mr. Mario Pretorius is the Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of Telemasters Holdings Limited. Mr. Mario matriculated at Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool, Pretoria, in 1974 and obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1979 from Potchefstroom University.

He was later appointed Marketing Manager at Artos Engineering, Oslo, Norway. In 1981 Mario was appointed International Development Manager of Domino’s Pizza International in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.

In 1984 Mario obtained his MBA from the University of Cape Town and in 1985 he joined Traditional Beer Investments, the development division of the SAB Group Limited, as Marketing Manager and also became a director of Avens Investments (Pty) Ltd. Mario was also appointed Managing Director of Aida National Franchises (Pty) Ltd and Director of Aida Holdings Limited which he helped list in 1987.

In 1988 he joined Okifax, a division of MALBAK Limited, as Managing Director and a Non-executive Director of Nimbus Holdings Limited. Mario has established various telecommunications support companies and Zero Plus Developments. He has been a pioneer in the Least Cost Routing (LCR) industry and the driving force behind the expansion of TeleMasters.

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